Fall Recruiting Programs
Guide to Fall Recruiting (available upon request from the Ovadia CP&P Office)
- Fall Recruiting: Guide to Symplicity
- Fall Recruiting: Introduction to Interviewing (also available at the Resource Center)
- No-Show Policy
- PSJD Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellowships Calendar
- Beyond OCI
Job Fair Opportunities
FIU Law participates in numerous job fairs. These programs give students increased access to a broad range of employers and help accommodate employers unable to travel to the law school for on-campus interviews. For additional information on any job fair opportunities, please contact the Ovadia CP&P Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.348.8376.
- Bay Area Diversity Career Fair (San Francisco, CA) – Student registration begins in mid-May. Looks for highly qualified diverse rising 2L students. Includes opportunities to interview, network and attend educational events.
- The Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) Job Fairs (Boston, MA and Washington, D.C.) – Held in September, these job fairs are for students of color interested in working in Boston for their post-graduate career. There is a reception the evening before each job fair, which students are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information, please visit the BLG.
- The Delaware Minority Job Fair (Wilmington, DE) – Held in August, the purpose of this job fair is to increase diversity in the Delaware Bar.
- Equal Justice Works (EJW) Career Fair and Conference (Washington, D.C.) – Held in October, this program is the largest event of its kind in the country and typically brings together over 200 public interest employers and over 1,000 students. For more information, please visit EJW.
- Florida Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference and Interview Program – Held in March and open to all students, December and May graduates interested in interviewing with small firms in Florida.
- Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (Kansas City, MO) – Held in mid-September, this job fair is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both the traditional and non-traditional legal employer. Law firms and legal organizations have come together to encourage students to make Kansas City their first choice.
- Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Career Fair – Held in October, with the location varying each year. This career fair is open to 2L and 3L Hispanic law students. For more information, please visit the HNBA.
- IMPACT Legal Recruitment Program for Law Students with Disabilities (Washington, D.C.) – Held in mid-September and sponsored by University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, State Bar of Arizona Committee on Persons with Disabilities in the Legal Profession and the American Association of People with Disabilities. Open to law students and attorneys with disabilities.
- Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair (Indianapolis, IN) – Held in August and open to 2L students who represent all aspects of diversity and are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city. Two scholarships will be awarded.
- IndyBar Diversity Job Fair – Held in late August, this job fair seeks candidates who represent all aspects of diversity who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm. Student registration deadline is in mid-July. Students will be provided with a password to register through the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Symplicity.
- Lavender Law Career Fair – Held in August and sponsored by the Lavender Law Conference, this career fair is open to 2L and 3L lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, and features private firms and public organizations from all over the country. For more information, visit the National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference and Career Fair.
- Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (Minneapolis, MN) – Held in August and open to rising 2L and 3L students, this program aims to increase legal diversity in the Twin Cities. For more information, please visit Diversity in Practice.
- National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Job Fairs (Cleveland, OH, Seattle, WA, New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Birmingham, AL, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX) – Held throughout August and September. For more information, please visit the NBLSA.
- The National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Job Fair – Held in July, with the location varying each year, this job fair is open to students and alumni. For more information, visit the NBPA.
- Northwest Minority Job Fair (Seattle, WA) – Held in August and hosted by varying law firms. The mission of this job fair is to foster access to employment opportunities for historically underrepresented persons in the practice of law and to provide a networking forum for legal employers and minority law students.
- Patent Law Interview Program (Chicago, IL) – Held in July and sponsored by Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Most of the employers attending this job fair require that students be eligible for, or have passed, the Patent Bar Examination. Information becomes available in January with the deadline to register in February. For more information, please visit the Law Student Information page of The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program.
- Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair (RMDLCF) (Broomfield, CO) – Held in mid-September and open to students and recent graduates of any U.S. law school. Employers attending the RMDLCF seek to hire law students and recent graduates from culturally diverse backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented in the practice of law in the Rocky Mountain region. These include those who are ethnic or racial minorities and/or gay or lesbian.
- Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) (Atlanta, GA) – Held in August, this job fair features employers seeking applicants interested in practicing intellectual property law. Information will be available in the spring with the deadline to register in April.
- Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF) (Atlanta, GA) – Held in late July, this is one of the largest job fairs in the country. Students must pre-register in April in order to receive information about this job fair. Deadline to register is in May.
- Vault / MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fairs (New Orleans, LA, New York, NY and San Francisco, CA) – Held in August and open to rising 2L and 3L students as well as graduates.